End of life services

End of life care for your pet may leave you with many questions. At the Sacramento SPCA, we can help. We provide a variety of services to help you through this process.


  • Both services provided from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
  • Valid ID required.
  • We’re not able to offer pick-up or in-home services.
  • If you would like to keep your pet’s ashes please review our cremation services.

A local pet loss support group is also available. Click here for more information.

1. Euthanasia, with owner present (appointment necessary) — $110

Please call us at (916) 504-2851 to make an appointment for owner present euthanasia.

The additional fee required for owner present euthanasia is to offset the cost of suspending our regular animal care services to provide you the privacy to say goodbye to your pet.

We only allow two people over the age of 12 years in the examination room during owner present euthanasia.

We encourage you to bring your pet’s favorite blanket or another comfort from home to provide him/her that extra added peace during his/her passing.

2. Euthanasia, without owner present (no appointment necessary) — $50


Prices are determined by your pet’s weight and subject to change. Please note these are in addition to euthanasia fees. Services provided in partnership with Koefran.

  • Under or at two pounds — $90
  • Three to 49 pounds — $145
  • Fifty to 99 pounds — $180
  • One hundred pounds or more — $265

Ashes come in a cedar urn and will be available in two to four weeks.

The following services are also offered:

  • Engraving on the urn — $35
  • A print of your pet’s paw — $59

The Sacramento SPCA is here for you and your pet. Please contact us at (916) 504-2851 with any questions or concerns you may have during this time in your pet’s life.


As a service to our dedicated supporters, the Sacramento SPCA has opened a pet columbarium. If you have your beloved pets’ cremated remains at home and would like to give them a permanent resting place, now you can.

Each niche in our columbarium can hold the remains of up to four animals. An individual space in a niche is a one-time cost of $495. To purchase the entire niche (four spaces) so that your animals can be laid to rest together, now and in the future, the price is $1,500 — a savings of $480. Discounts apply for seniors and volunteers.

For more information, please contact Linda Bak at (916) 504-2805.